College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
18-1
SOS Leader
North Carolina
16-5
SOR Leader
Villanova
18-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
17-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East18-112712
2PurduePURBig Ten19-222939
3VirginiaUVAACC18-134625
4DukeDUKEACC17-243141
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten18-35871331
6CincinnatiCINAmerican17-261421425
7KansasKUBig 1216-372277
8GonzagaGONZWCC17-48993063
9West VirginiaWVUBig 1216-49171017
10North CarolinaUNCACC16-510163
11Wichita StateWICHAmerican15-411662827
12Texas TechTTUBig 1215-412391721
13XavierXAVBig East18-3132054
14ClemsonCLEMACC16-3143696
15Ohio StateOSUBig Ten18-41523815
16CreightonCREIBig East15-516382634
17Saint Mary'sSMCWCC19-2172872943
18TennesseeTENNSEC13-51821512
19TCUTCUBig 1215-519182122
20ArizonaARIZPac-1216-420642316
21MiamiMIAACC14-421522720
22AuburnAUBSEC17-22290118
23FloridaFLASEC14-52361623
24NevadaNEVMW18-3241532514
25MichiganMICHBig Ten17-525431937

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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